This page presents the geographical name data for Shmidt Point in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Shmidt Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13757
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 02' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.0333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Point marking the N extremity of Arrowsmith Peninsula, which separates Hanusse Bay and Lallemand Fjord on the W coast of Graham Land. First seen and roughly surveyed in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot. It was sketched from the air in 1937 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill. Named in 1954 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Prof. Otto Yu. Shmidt, Director of the Arctic Institute at Leningrad, 1930-32, Head of the Chief Administration of the Northern Sea Route, 1932-39, and leader of many Arctic expeditions.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data